Remember when you were a kid and you hated going to the dentist? Many adults still fear the dental chair, which is why we offer sedation dentistry. It makes everything from root canals to cosmetic procedures more pleasant for everyone involved.
Some of the top reasons individuals – adults and children – exhibit anxiety related to going to the dentist include:
Negative dental experiences in the past
Strong gag reflex
Inability to sit still in a chair
Sensitivity to strange sights, sounds, and smells
Embarrassment over crooked or unhealthy teeth
Wanlass Dental is a certified Oral Sedation provider. This type of sedation starts with a pill containing a mild sedative that allows you to feel very little anxiety. You will remain awake during all treatment procedures, and the effects of the pill will wear off soon after your appointment. The benefits of choosing oral sedation include:
Sedation gives the illusion of time passing quicker. It may feel like the procedure took minutes when it might have actually taken hours to complete.
Oral Sedation helps you feel relaxed, and though you will be awake through the procedure, it’s likely you won’t remember much of it.
Because you are unlikely to remember much about the procedure, you are more likely to want to return for regular care and be less fearful of the dentist.
Oral Sedation doesn't require an IV.